Print week 2016

Pretty cool that BLOUIN ARTINFO included Cade Tompkin's Art in an Airstream in their roundup of what to see at this year's IFPDA Print Fair, and mentioned my work. 

Just outside of Park Avenue Armory, Cade Tompkins Projects, based out of Rhode Island, is staging a satellite presentation to the IFPDA Print Fair, entitled “Art in an Airstream.” Featuring the whimsical screen prints of Allison Bianco and Kevin Frances’s woodcut quotidian interior scenes, among many others, the exhibition is hosted in a retro-chic Airstream International 28 RV.

Group shows opening this week

I have work in two group shows opening this week. The first is an exhibition of the 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellows at the New Art Center. The opening is this Friday, September 16, from 6 to 8pm. More information here.

Also opening this Friday is the International Print Biennale, taking place at several venues across the North East of England. I'll be showing several prints at Vane

Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and Boston Globe Review

I'm incredibly honored to have been chosen as a 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow in Drawing and Printmaking. This is a really amazing and generous organization, and makes me proud to live in Massachusetts!

In other news, You Are Here at the New Art Center was reviewed in the Boston Globe, thanks Cate McQuaid!

There will be a panel discussion about the show tomorrow night, February 4th at 7pm, and all the artists and curator Pam Campanaro will be there, good time to visit if you missed the opening!

Boston Globe Magazine and Upcoming Shows

I'm pleased to share this interview that was published in the Boston Globe Magazine, you can read it online here.

I've been working really hard to finish new work for these upcoming shows, come celebrate with me!

 

You Are Here at the New Art Center, Newton MA

January 15-March 26 2016, Opening January 15, 6PM

 

Boston Does Boston 9 at Proof Gallery, Boston MA

January 23-February 26 2016, Opening January 23, 6-8PM

 

Contemporary Moku Hanga at Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI

February 13 - April 16, 2016, Opening February 13

 

 

A bit about process

Under the bed, 2015, 7.5" x 15"

Earlier this year the Print Club of Rochester asked me to make a print for their members. The result, above, is a woodcut printed in the Japanese technique, comprised of five blocks that together form the final image. 

The Japanese technique is distinct in that the blocks are printed with waterbased inks using soft brushes instead of brayers, allowing subtle gradation of color. Below is an excellent video of a master printer printing a reproduction of Hokusai's The Great Wave Off Kanagawa:

Below are the blocks that make up Under the bed. Printed in sequence on top of each other, they make up the final print (click through to look closer). 

Upcoming shows, Fall and Winter 2015

Hello everyone, I've got several upcoming group exhibitions in the Boston area, I hope to see you there!
 

A page from Six Moments, a book showing at changes // △ // metamorphosis 

A page from Six Moments, a book showing at changes // △ // metamorphosis 

changes // △ // metamorphosis

Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge MA
Opening: Saturday November 7, 8-12 AM
Show Dates: November 6-November 22

A sprawling exhibition on the theme of change and the I Ching, curated by the mysterious Gregor Spamsa.

Bedroom Wall, showing in Mimic

Bedroom Wall, showing in Mimic


Mimic

Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave #2, Boston MA
Closing Reception: December 11, 6-9pm
Show Dates: November 13-December 11

Really excited to be taking part in a group show at this cool artist run space. Will be showing a bunch of new work, don't miss this one! Curated by Sarah Pollman.

 

Our Bedroom, in You Are Here

Our Bedroom, in You Are Here

You Are Here 

New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
Opening: January 15, 6-9pm
Show Dates: January 15-February 20

You Are Here presents place as both physical and conceptual geographies. Curated by Pam Campanaro.

Please Elaborate

I always like to have a few side projects running in the background, and my latest is called Please Elaborate. It's pretty simple, just a running list of all the artist talks in Boston and the surrounding areas, but I think it's a pretty useful thing; some of the local institutions are so coy about their talks! It can be hard to even find out when or where a talk is happening. Some schools only announce their talks by taped up flyer, or email newsletter, or facebook event. So I gather them all in one place, and there's even links to pull up a map, or automatically add the event to your calendar!

Check it out!     www.pleaseelaborate.com

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop by April Vollmer

I'm excited to be included in April Vollmer's new book about Japanese woodblock, alongside many artists who I admire, such as Stella Ebner, Daniel Heyman, Yoonmi Nam, Serena Perrone,  Yasu Shibata, and many others. She does a great job talking about the history of the technique, it's growth in the west, and contemporary artists practicing it. 

Check it out!

Amazon Link

 

IPCNY Show Reviewed in Art In Print

On the basis of this sampling, it might be tempting to propose a thesis about the state of contemporary printed art—its self-awareness as an instrument of both image reproduction and material craft; its status as a metonym for the contingency of comprehension. And were this a curated show, in which evidence is cherry-picked to illustrate a particular point, we might be convinced. In “50/50,” however, things aren’t that simple.

What are we to do, for example, with Mary Lynn Blasutta’s stylish monoprints with their Alex-Katz-meets-Charley-Harper pictorial perfection? Or Kevin Frances’ beautifully rendered mokuhanga-style woodcut of a cluttered student desk? Or Ross Racine’s intricate aerial views of fictional suburbs? Compelling artworks evincing faith in the function of pictures.
— Patterns of Interference by Susan Tallman, from Volume 5, Number 2, Art in Print

Upcoming Winter Shows!

Lucas's Desk, Japanese woodblock print.

Lucas's Desk, Japanese woodblock print.

Some cool shows going on this month!

50 |50 New Prints 2015/ Winter at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY)
On View: January 15 - March 14, 2015

RISD Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum
February 20 - March 22, 2015. Opening February 19, 6-8pm.

I'm really excited to be showing the first print in my new series, Lucas's Desk (above), at these two shows!

Negative Space at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, NY
February 28 - April 12, 2015. Opening February 28th.

This is a group exhibition about domestic space in an amazing industrial building in New York. I'll be showing several prints from my New Apartment series, as well as some new ceramic work.


Hope to see you out there!

Mailing List

Hello Friends,

I've created a mailing list to which I will send out news about upcoming shows and events. The updates will be short, sweet, and infrequent! Sign up below:

 

Fall Shows

This Fall is going to be an exciting time, I've got several shows that I'm really proud to be a part of! First off...

 

The Big Picture Show by IPCNY

IPCNY has put together this amazing show at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery in Midtown, Manhattan. Not only will I be in some stellar company, but I'll be showing the first six prints of the New Apartment series!

The show runs September 8th - December 5th, 2014, opening reception September 8th!

http://www.ipcny.org/node/2556

 

 

Stand Out Prints at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

I'm happy to once again be included in Highpoint's Stand Out Prints show. Last time I got some really nice feedback, and the show looked great. 

Runs September 5, 2014 – October 4, 2014, opening reception September 5.

http://highpointprintmaking.org/exhibition-space/stand-out-prints-2014/

 

Off On Tangents: Unique Techniques in Print On and Off the Wall Curated by Nancy Lasar at the Washington Art Association, Washington CT. 

This looks to be a good show, not too far out of the city!

October 4th through Nov. 1, 2014, opening reception Saturday, October 11, from 4-6PM.

http://www.washingtonartassociation.org/exhibitions/worksonpapercurate/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Upcoming Shows in July and August

Mike Fleming, Hair Flip

Mike Fleming, Hair Flip

I'm really excited to be included in two group shows this summer. This Friday, July 11th, opens Vox X: Present Tense at Vox Populi in Philadelphia.  Juried by Matthew Brannon and Howie Chen, this show looks really interesting. It runs through August 1st.

In August I have a print included in Layers of Identity II at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The exhibition runs August 2 - August 30. In December the show travels to the Jerusalem Print Workshop. 

Thanks Axis Gallery for including me in The Memory Pore! The show looked great, and pleased to be in such good company.

The opening of Find & Form Space’s second show, My Soles Have These Stories, was this past Friday, and it looked great! Thanks to everyone who came out. 

Check out the banner image on the IPCNY tumblr! Psyched to be in such good company, woodblock prints by Josh Dannin on the left and Yoonmi Nam on the right. New Prints 2013/ Autumn opens on October 29th, with the reception on Thursday, November 7th. So if you’re in town for print week, stop by, I’ll be at the opening!

Check out the banner image on the IPCNY tumblr! Psyched to be in such good company, woodblock prints by Josh Dannin on the left and Yoonmi Nam on the right.

New Prints 2013/ Autumn opens on October 29th, with the reception on Thursday, November 7th. So if you’re in town for print week, stop by, I’ll be at the opening!